Katrina Leskanich, who famously led Katrina and the Waves to Eurovision Song Contest glory for the United Kingdom in 1997, has given an interview to the Washington Times in which she talks about her recent album release – her first album in ten years – entitled Blisland.
Katrina will be touring Blisland, which has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Neil Young in sound, in North America this year. Check the following link www.katrinasweb.com/dates for tour dates and ticket information, and for all of Katrina’s upcoming appearances.
Read the Washington Times interview here.
Katrina and the Waves, who disbanded in 2000, won the Eurovision Song Contest of 1997 for the United Kingdom with their anthemic entry Love shine a light. The song, written by band member Kimberley Rew, surged to a commanding victory on the Dublin stage with a Grand Final total of 227 points.
Katrina spoke to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom in December 2014 about her Eurovision experience. During a three minute interview, Katrina suggests it is easy to win the contest with the right song and right group, and mentions that British superstars One Direction and Coldplay would win the competition ‘in a heartbeat’. Katrina also reveals that she purchased the green blouse that helped to make up her Eurovision outfit at a market stall in the British city of Cambridge. Listen to the interview here.
The United Kingdom debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest of 1957, winning the event a total of 5 times (1967, 1969, 1976, 1981 and 1997). The UK will be present at the Vienna contest of 2015, with the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) having confirmed participation with ESCToday.com in September 2014.